Western Washington Linguistics Program


Linguistics, the science of language, is an interdisciplinary field which relates to the diversity of the cultures and languages of the world. It is an integral part of most serious pursuits dealing with aspects of language study and/or analysis. As the boundaries of the world change, an understanding of individual languages and cultures becomes increasingly more important. Communication in this complex society requires knowledge of the workings of languages as well as their interrelationship with their respective cultures. All linguistics majors are expected to acquire a rudimentary knowledge of the functions of language at various levels and knowledge of the techniques/methods used in language analysis. A student of linguistics will thereby significantly advance his/her appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity.

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Mar 1 2017 - 4:00pm

Are you bilingual?

Mar 1 2017 - 6:00pm

Reel World Film Series: Girlhood

Mar 6 2017 - 7:00pm

Winter 2017 Dean's Lecture Series

Mar 9 2017 - 6:00pm

La Feria de EspaƱol

Repeats every day until Sun Apr 23 2017 .
Apr 22 2017 - 8:30am, Apr 23 2017 - 8:30am

International Symposium on Typological Regularity